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From: Fields, Christopher J <cjfields <at> illinois.edu>
Subject: Re: Bio::DB::Fasta and threads
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.perl.bio.general
Date: Tuesday 4th December 2012 03:23:50 UTC (over 3 years ago)
On Dec 3, 2012, at 6:29 PM, Leon Timmermans 
wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Florent Angly 
wrote:
>> The first issue is the serialization of Bio::DB::IndexedBase-inheriting
>> (e.g. Bio::DB::Fasta and Bio::DB::Qual) objects, which is needed for
>> threading (for example when using Thread::Queue::Any). I implemented
hooks
>> that make it transparent to serialize using Storable freeze() and
thaw().
> 
> I don't think serializing a magical thingie makes much sense. Storable
> is commonly used for a lot more things than interthread communication
> (e.g. network communication), this would often not work under such
> circumstances.
> 
> Leon

Leon, any suggestions on alternatives?  I know this particular bit is a
sore spot with MAKER at the moment, so any help would be greatly
appreciated.

chris
 
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